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Dehradun, January 6
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has said there are a few pending cases related to crime against women in the state and there was no need of fast-track courts for early disposal of such cases.

"We do not need fast-track courts, considering few cases of crime against women pending in the courts. The existing courts can handle such cases on priority basis,” Bahuguna told mediapersons at his residence here today.
"The high court based in Nainital has decided to hear cases of crime against women every Friday, while the lower courts will hear such cases on a day-to-day basis to expedite the justice-delivery system and ensure disposal of the cases within next six months," Bahuguna said.
The Chief Minister said there are 540 pending cases of crime against women in the state which will be settled within next six months.
On his recent visit to South Africa to invite industrialists to Uttarakhand, Bahuguna said a delegation of investors from South Africa will visit the state in April.
"We have told the investors about incentives being offered by Uttarakhand to entrepreneurs and they have shown interest in investing here," he said.
Bahuguna evaded a reply on the controversial issue of making Gairsain as the summer capital of the state as demanded by state Assembly Speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal.
He said the state government plans to build two assembly buildings -- one at Gairsain so that at least one Assembly session in a year could be held there and Dehradun will have a new Assembly building in the near future.
"The Vidhan Bhawan at Gairsain and other infrastructure would take nearly three years to be built. All the MLAs can then sit together and decide whether Gairsain is fit to be declared as the summer capital of Uttarakhand," he said.
The foundation stone of the Vidhan Bhawan at Gairsain will be laid by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on January 14.


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